Sarah Burns

Sarah Burns is an editor and writer at 24/7 Wall St. She previously worked at AOL and MSN. She began her career in book publishing at Viking Press/Penguin Books and has been writing and editing general and financial news stories for the last 15 years.

In addition to 24/7 Wall St. and 24/7 Tempo, her stories have appeared in USA Today, MSN, MarketWatch, Business Insider, and Yahoo Finance.

Sarah has edited numerous travel and garden books. She teaches urban farming in New York City public schools and is an instructor at the New York Botanical Garden. She graduated from Bowdoin College in Maine with a bachelor’s degree in English. She is based in New York City.

Lastest Stories by Sarah Burns

During the coronavirus shutdown many people stuck at home have taken to reading and studying new subjects to pass the time. This has given them an opportunity to improve their vocabularies and their...
Daylight savings time began on March 8, leaving us one hour less that day. Of course, we have had 24 hours in every day since then, but as the days lengthen and the weather improves, we don’t want...
“Be prepared” is the Girl Scouts motto, and scouting has been credited with helping to prepare generations of girls for success in later life. 24/7 Tempo set out to identify 50 famous women who...
Americans love dogs, there’s no doubt about that. It’s estimated that the dog population in the United States is almost 80 million, and that 44% of households have a dog. We typically get dogs...
The distinctive profiles of polar bears are easily recognized by children and adults all over the world, and yet they live farther from population centers than almost any other creature. They inhabit...
America loves dogs. More than 85 million families have chosen to take care of a four-legged furry friend. A lot goes into the decision of what dog to adopt. The perfect canine companion depends on...
Every year, the American Kennel Club, the country’s purebred dog registry, considers new breeds to add to its index. It’s a rigorous vetting process as the AKC has stringent eligibility...
Suffering from allergies is bad enough, but being allergic to your dog is worse still. Dogs are our companions, playmates, and guardians, and sometimes they seem to care for us as much as we care for...
The Halloween traditions we’re all familiar with — including jack-o’-lanterns and dressing in costumes (to confuse wandering spirits) — came to America with Irish immigrants in the 19th...
McDonald’s launched the first Happy Meal in 1979. It was the brainchild of marketer Dick Brams, who had the idea of creating a meal just for kids — one that included a toy. The offerings...
You might consider yourself a very rational person, but then something as simple as a calendar date or a number makes you feel differently about things. You might think twice about boarding a plane...
Dogs are popular pets all across the United States. According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, 38% of households in 2017-2018 owned one or more dogs. (And these are the most popular...
Words sometimes have two meanings, as Led Zeppelin sang in “Stairway to Heaven.” And indeed they often do. Especially, words can acquire new meanings and lose old ones. For example,...